Father gave son steroids, probe finds
James Gahan, 41, pleads guilty in a case that also snares his child's personal trainer.
Stephen Hudak | Sentinel Staff Writer
August 28, 2007
Like many fathers of budding athletes, James Gahan sought an edge for his 13-year-old son, a record-setting and world-ranked inline speed skater.
But Corey Gahan got faster illegally, a federal probe determined.
The 2004 teenage national champion from Lady Lake cheated, using steroids and human growth hormones that were provided to him by his father, who has pleaded guilty to federal drug charges.
"It shows the lengths to which some parents will go to win at all costs through their children," U.S. Anti-Doping Agency general counsel Travis Tygart said Monday. "It's the worst kind of scenario: putting a child's health and future at risk."
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Tampa Man gave steroids to skating son
By Times Staff Writer
Published August 28, 2007
A man pleaded guilty in federal court to giving his 13-year-old son steroids while the boy trained to compete internationally on a roller-skating team.
James Edward Gahan, 41, formerly of Lady Lake, entered his plea on Friday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas B. McCoun III.
A sentencing date has not been set, but Gahan faces a minimum of one year in federal prison. The maximum he could get is a 10-year sentence.
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